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Thread: XP2100+ on A7V266-E - running hot ?




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    Believe me, a little goes a long way when squashed between the core and the HSF but you can take it off and check the coverage and the redo the job again so to refit the HSF. :devil:
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    I put a *little* pressure on the HSF when I was installing the clip (which BTW, is MUCH better than the retail HSF clip) on the Volcano 7+. Is this enough, or do you typically push straight down to ensure proper coverage ?

    Ran the machine last night for about 90 minutes, and then decided to turn it off (cardboard side with the fan, etc :) ). Powered up this morning, and saw an immediate 1C drop to 43C. It's still not great compared to other temps I've seen here, but am I right in understanding the XP2100+ runs hot ?

    Of course, I've seen at least one post where someone has their XP2100+ MAXING at 41 :

    I want cooler temps ! :bounce2:
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    The pressure applied by just the clip itself will ooze AS3 all over. ;)

    Want Lower Temps? Don't we all? :D


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    I'll leave the AS3 on for a day or so, and see how it behaves. When I pull the HSF off, what should I be seeing to indicate that I have put 'enough' on ?

    :hammer:
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    Ya should just see the remains of a full coatin' and areas that didn't get covered won't be discoloured by the paste. ;)
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    Ran prime95 on my box for a while, then let it sit idling. How long do you usually let your box sit before you should be reaching 'idle' temperatures ? I'm not seeing a drastic improvement (if any) over the other thermal paste.

    Does this indicate I put too much/too little on, or do I need to wait before I see *any improvement* at all ?

    (Just impatient I guess) :)
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    Now to answer that I'd have to get my ass upstairs (down in the workshop/garage/brewery atm) and try that to find out as my PC's run 24/7 under full load crunchin' SETI w/u's. That's why I only quote full load temps as idle I almost never see (the load temps are the only ones that really matter anyway). :D
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    Guess I'm just wondering if I should be letting this box sit to achieve better temps with the AS3 break-in, or re-apply.

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    No keep the heat up as that will get it to cure quicker. ;)


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